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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Music and Fine Arts

MUGN M100 Italian Diction and Repertoire 1 cr.

This course is designed for singers and covers the basics of Italian pronunciation, including the International Phonetic Alphabet. It develops the student’s ability to sing convincingly in Italian.

MUGN M105 Music Industry Musicianship 2 crs.

Designed for future music industry professionals with limited musical background, this course covers a basic knowledge of music necessary to work effectively with musicians. Included are basic music terminology, an understanding of the nature of creativity, reading of lead sheets and chord symbols, and listening skills development. This course is for students in the Bachelor of Science track, Music Industry Studies.

MUGN M110 Introduction to Music Industry Studies 3 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of the music industry, including the many careers if offers. The following topics will be addressed: copyright, publishing/songwriting, the functions of recording and media companies, legal issues (recording contracts, songwriting contracts, licenses etc.), touring, merchandising, motion picture music, group issues, music on the Internet, entrepreneurship, the future of the business, and ethics.

MUGN M115 Introduction to Music Technology 3 crs.

A systematic look at music technology. Topics discussed include: computer hardware, software and operating systems, computer assisted instruction, digital audio workstations, recording, sequencing, sampling and syntheses, MIDI, networking, and multimedia authoring systems.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M200 French Diction and Repertoire I 1 cr.

This course is designed for singers and covers the basics of French pronunciation, including the International Phonetic Alphabet.

MUGN M201 French Diction and Repertoire II 1 cr.

This course continues to develop the students’ ability to sing convincingly in French.

Prerequisite: MUGN M200.

MUGN M250 Recording Studio Techniques 2 crs.

A systematic and functional study of new media technologies dominating the music industry. Emphasis is placed on web technologies appropriate for promotion of artists and distribution of digital media. Students will gain knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySql and learn effective ways of using existing web platforms to create a powerful web presence.

Prerequisites: MUGN M350.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M260 Multimedia Production 3 crs.

A systematic and functional study of new media technologies dominating the music industry. Emphasis is placed on web design appropriate for promotion of artists and performing groups, including electronic portfolios. Students will gain a full knowledge of HTML/image editing and streaming audio as well as synchronized multimedia presentations. Also included will be an introduction to video streaming and basic animation techniques.

Prerequisite: MUGN M115.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M294 Electro-Acoustic Ensemble 1 cr.

The objective of this course is to give the student a performing knowledge of electro-acoustic music. The ensemble will perform “classical” electro-acoustic works, contemporary compositions, including student works and improvisatory electro-acoustic music.

MUGN M300 German Diction and Repertoire I 1 cr.

This course for singers, required for music education and vocal performance majors, covers the basics of German pronunciation, including the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. An accompanist is present, and each student works with the professor on two German lieder by such composers as Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mozart, etc. The student prepares the songs for performance, with emphasis on well sung and articulated German, and communicating the meaning of the text. Offered in the fall only.

MUGN M301 German Diction and Repertoire II 1 cr.

This course for singers continues to develop the students’ ability to sing convincingly in German.

Prerequisite: MUGN M300.

MUGN M350 Introduction to Digital Audio 3 crs.

An in-depth examination of the principles and applications of digital audio in today’s recording and interactive media industries. Topics discussed include: digital audio fundamentals, recording and reproduction systems, computer and hardware based recording and editing, and audio for CD and other media applications.

Prerequisite: MUGN M115.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M360 Live Sound Production 2 crs.

Live Sound Production is an in-depth stuff of the practice and techniques for providing live sound reinforcement for concert events. Topics will cover a wide range of technical and non-technical issues including law, electronics, physics and business. The course also showcases new technology developments when appropriate.

Prerequisites: MUGN M350.

MUGN M408 Advanced Multimedia 2 crs.

An in-depth exploration of the technologies behind the distribution and promotion of digital media on the web. Existing platforms will be discussed, as well as programming techniques related to media streaming, web commerce, database management, and related concepts. Students will apply knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and MySql to create interactive, media-rich web pages.

Prerequisites: MUGN M260.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M415 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking 2 crs.

An introduction to the practical aspects of developing the three basic types of films: documentaries, performance, and conceptual.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M420 Senior Project 2 crs.

An exhaustive inquiry into a single topic chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty member who will supervise and evaluate the project.

Prerequisite: by permission of instructor only.

MUGN M425 Video Editing 2 crs.

A basic introduction into the theoretical and practical aspects of video editing, including the use of Final Cut Pro, Avid, and other editing platforms.

Prerequisites: MUGN M415.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUGN M430 Video Writing/Directing 2 crs.

An intensive practical experience of writing and directing for film, video and the new media.

Prerequisites: MUGN M415.

MUGN M499 Independent Study arr.

MUGN U268 Introduction to Western Art Music 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts

Pre-Modern

This course focuses on developing active listening skills and understanding how music reflects the arts and ideas of its time. If instructor interest and expertise permits, jazz, non-western musics, and/or popular music may be studied, but the course concentrates on music of the western art tradition between c. 800 CE and the present.

MUGN U271 Medieval Music and Mysticism 3 crs.

This course uses the twelfth-century abbess, composer, and visionary Hildegard of Bingen as a point of entry to the world of the high middle ages. Topics to be considered may include aspects of history, music, liturgy, drama, literacy and education, gender roles, science and medicine, mysticism, monastic organization, and manuscript production.

MUGN V272 Jazz in American Culture 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Modern

This course covers the basic elements and style periods of jazz and how they reflect the culture of America.